If you’re tired of the design of your house and you just don’t find it appealing anymore, summer is a great moment for a house renovation. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to give your space a completely new look without any construction work. All you’ll need to do is redecorate the rooms a bit and you’ll achieve amazing results in no time. Since it can be quite a time-consuming task, you may want to tackle it room by room. The best place to start will be the living room, it’s the room your guests see the most when they visit you, so it should make a good impression.
A few factors need to be included for a renovation to be complete:
If your living room feels crowded, it may be a good idea to get rid of unnecessary furniture right away. You need to create a plan of how you want this area to look like and only keep the things that will fit in. Any old and damaged pieces shouldn’t have a place in your new living room. The choice of new furniture depends on the design style you want to go for. Consider what will suit your needs best, do you want to go for a homey look with light, pastel colours and soft fabrics? Or maybe a modern high gloss living room furniture is more your thing? A great way to save a bit of money during redecorating is replacing the upholstery of the furniture you own instead of spending money on a brand new set. This way, you can make your favourite armchair or sofa look completely different while not spending a fortune on it.
Choose colours for your new living room. Consider how the room will be used while making this decision. If your furniture and decorations are in bold colours, neutral whites and light colours will be a perfect background to highlight them. It will also be a great solution for rooms with a small influx of daylight as they will help visually brighten up the space. You can use bright colours or a wallpaper with a bold pattern to create an accent wall or separate different sections of the room. Make sure the colours of the walls and furniture complement each other. Light-coloured furniture looks great in almost any interior but remember that it can get dirty very easily, so it will not always be a good idea. Especially if you have little kids who will play in the room or pets that like to sleep on your sofa.
The right decorations will showcase your personality and add character to the whole room. Even basic elements like rugs can be used to enhance the rest of the design. It may seem like buying the decorations for your house is the easiest task possible, since you simply have to get things you like. But it’s not really the case as you have to keep in mind your project for the living room. To achieve the best results all the elements should be complementary. Other items useful for creating a cosy atmosphere are cushions and curtains. You may choose to implement them in vivid colours, this way they’ll become an interesting focal point within the room. If your family takes a lot of photos or you collect art, a gallery on one of the walls would be a one-of-a-kind addition. But the final decision on the decoration depends solely on your taste and ideas.
Lighting is an important factor in any interior design, both natural daylight and artificial light. If your living room gets a lot of light during the day, you have a perfect opportunity to create a bright, spacious room which is a dream of many. Make sure to maximise the sunlight, as it will not only give your room the best possible look but also allow you to save some money on energy bills. When it comes to lamps, you need to consider what will suit your needs best. Enjoying an evening with friends in the living room that’s all dark and shadowy will not be much fun. Choose lamps that will provide you with enough lighting while still being a decorative element matching the rest of the decor.
Redecorating a house can be a fun activity, especially if you get some family or friends to help you. But remember that what matters more than following the current trends in interior design is creating a room that’ll feel relaxing and comfortable to you.